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Wednesday 10 May     8.00-10.00pm Investcorp Lecture Theatre                        Middle East Centre, St Antony’s

8pm – 10pm     El-Bi’r/Le Puits/The Well (Algeria, 2016)                                                                           Film screening followed by Q&A with the director Lotfi Bouchouchi

Thursday 11 May     9.20am-8.30pm Investcorp Lecture Theatre                        Middle East Centre, St Antony’s

9am – 9.20am     Registration and coffee

9.20am     Opening remarks Eugene Rogan (Director of the MEC, St Antony’s)

9.30am – 11am     Panel 1 Un-framing/Re-framing the Algerian War of Independence and its aftermaths, in Algeria and in France
Chair: James McDougall (Trinity, Oxford)

Andrea Brazzoduro (Trinity, Oxford)
Is a global microhistory approach of any use in Algerian War studies?
Malika Rahal (CNRS-IHTP, Paris)
Writing about 1962. Questions of time, continuity and revolution
Natalya Vince (Portsmouth & Algiers 2)
When was the post-war, when was the post-colonial? The case of the University of Algiers, 1963

11am – 11.30am     Coffee

11.30am – 1pm     Panel 2 Microhistories I: Actors
Chair: Jim House (Leeds)

Khaled Chérif-Sabeur (Algiers 2)
Les tirailleurs sénégalais à travers quelques extraits inédits de poèmes populaires kabyles
Neil MacMaster (UEA)
From ethnology to counter-insurgency: Jean Servier’s Dans l’Aurès sur les pas des rebelles (1955) 
Sylvie Thénault (CNRS-CHS, Paris 1)
The Froger case, Algiers 1957: Towards a study of Algeria’s colonial society at war

1pm – 2pm     Lunch

2pm – 3.30pm     Panel 3 Bodies at war: violences and representations
Chair: Natalya Vince (Portsmouth & Algiers 2)

Khedidja Adel (CRASC, Constantine)
Femmes dans la guerre d’Algérie: enfermement et corps en souffrances
Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins)
Who had ‘les couilles’? Far right histories of the loss of French Algeria, 1962-1970
Anissa Daoudi (Birmingham)
Women’s narratives of violence in Algeria: history, fiction and memory

3.30pm – 4pm     Tea

4pm – 6pm     Panel 4 Microhistories II: Spaces
Chair: Andrea Brazzoduro (Trinity, Oxford)

Ouanassa Siari Tengour (CRASC, Constantine)
L’histoire silencieuse de Bir Chouhada, Puits des martyrs
Marc André (UCLA)
Les Algériens à ‘Fort Montluc’. Militariser la répression en France durant la guerre d’indépendance algérienne 
Claire Mauss-Copeaux (Lyon)
À la ferme Ameziane et au-delà: Hadjira
Paul Marquis (Sciences Po, Paris)
Du ‘camp d’hébergement’ à l’hôpital psychiatrique: histoire(s) d’un double internement (1957-1962)

6pm – 6.30pm     Investcorp Foyer, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s

Book launch followed by a reception
James McDougall A History of Algeria (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

 

8.30pm    Old Bursary Dining Room, Trinity College                                                                                  Dinner for invited participants

Friday 12 May     9.30am-2.30pm          Danson Room, Trinity College

9am-9.30     Coffee

9.30am – 11am     Panel 5 Imagined geographies, imagined communities
Chair: Judith Scheele (All Souls, Oxford)

Amar Mohand Amer (CRASC, Oran)
Algérie en 1962: indépendance nationale et influences étrangères
Kelsey Suggitt (Portsmouth)
The organisation Commune des Régions Sahariennes (OCRS): Eurafrica in action?
Jim House (Leeds)
Solidarity and fear in an Algiers shantytown before, during and after the war for independence

11am – 11.30am     Coffee

11.30am – 1.30pm     Panel 6 Histories, memories, and wars after the war
Chair: Michael Willis (St Antony’s, Oxford)

Hassan Remaoun (CRASC, Oran)
La construction d’une histoire nationale en Algérie
Yassine Temlali (Aix-Marseille)
L’affirmation berbère après 1962 et le mouvement national indépendantiste: de la construction d’une ethnohistoire contemporaine à la régénération du berbèro-nationalisme
Charlotte Courrèye (INALCO, Paris)
La construction de la mémoire de l’Association des Oulémas Musulmans Algériens et de sa légitimité par ses anciens membres dans l’Algérie indépendante: le tournant des années 1980
Nedjib Sidi Moussa (INALCO, Paris)
Djihad, guerre ou révolution? Nommer le conflit algérien: enjeux théoriques et controverses politiques

1.30pm – 2.30pm     Lunch and close

This is a free event open to all

To secure your place, please email OxfordAlgeriaConference2017@gmail.com, or fill in the contact form. Please indicate if you will be attending the whole conference, or events on 10 May (evening film screening); 11 May (all day) or 12 May (half day).
 
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 656782
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